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TOWN OF DEER TRAIL, COLORADO

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Regular Meeting

February 5, 2008

 

CALL TO ORDER

 

The Board of Trustees of the Town of Deer Trail met in regular session on Tuesday, February 5, 2008 at the Town Hall, 555 Second Avenue, Deer Trail, Colorado.  Mayor Jim Johnson called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

 

ROLL CALL

               

                Mayor:                   Jim Johnson         

                Trustees

                Present:                  Frank Fields

Gary Lavoie

                                                Bob Sanger

                                                Tami Stoumbaugh

                                                Dutch Venter

                                               

                                               

                Staff

                Present:                  Patti Owens, Town Clerk

                                               

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

 

TRUSTEE LAVOIE MOVED, TRUSTEE SANGER SECONDED to approve the agenda.  The motion carried.

 

APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES

 

TRUSTEE LAVOIE MOVED, TRUSTEE STOUMBAUGH SECONDED to approve the January 8, 2008 regular meeting minutes and the January 22, 2008 special meeting minutes.  The motion carried.

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

No one offered public comment.

 

REPORTS

 

Water & Sewer

The Town’s wells pumped 1,421,000 gallons of water in January, 2008.

 

Mayor’s Report

The Mayor reported that Spur Mountain Timber was still negotiating for purchase of property on the west side of the Union Pacific Railroad tracks for possible annexation.

 

Town Clerk’s Report

Strasburg Veterinary Clinic will host its vaccination clinic on Saturday, Feb. 23 at the Town Hall, 8 a.m. – 12 noon.

 

APPROVAL AND PAYMENT OF BILLS

 

TRUSTEE STOUMBAUGH MOVED, TRUSTEE LAVOIE SECONDED to approve the payment of the bills.  Voting was as follows:

                YES:                       Fields, Johnson, Lavoie, Sanger, Stoumbaugh, Venter

                NO:                         None

                ABSTAIN:            None

                ABSENT:               Wood

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

 

GOCO Grant – Jockey Club

No representatives from the Jockey Club were in attendance.  The Board approved a letter of support for the project.

 

Spur Mountain Timber Annexation

No representatives from Spur Mountain Timber were in attendance.  The Board reviewed an opinion from Town Attorney Stan Kimble on the possible annexation.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

Jockey Club Grounds Street/Alley Vacation

No representatives from the Jockey Club were in attendance.

 

Arapahoe County Law Enforcement Agreement

 

TRUSTEE STOUMBAUGH MOVED, TRUSTEE LAVOIE SECONDED to approve the 2008 Agreement for Services for Arapahoe County law enforcement for the Town of Deer Trail in the amount of $15,371.91.  Voting was as follows:

                YES:                        Johnson, Lavoie, Sanger, Stoumbaugh, Venter, Fields

                NO:                         None

                ABSTAIN:            None

                ABSENT:               Wood

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

 

Building Permit – 120 Elm Street

 

TRUSTEE LAVOIE MOVED, TRUSTEE FIELDS SECONDED to approve the building permit submitted by Wendy Wood for a storage building at 120 Elm Street.  Voting was as follows:

                YES:                        Lavoie, Sanger, Stoumbaugh, Venter, Fields, Johnson

                NO:                         None

                ABSTAIN:            None

                ABSENT:               Wood

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

 

TRUSTEES’ COMMENTS

Trustee Venter asked about setbacks for the aforementioned storage building that was permitted at 120 Elm Street.  Discussion was held on the Town’s common practice of requiring setbacks of five feet.  The building at 120 Elm Street will be built on the property line on Elm Street and near the property line with the adjacent lot at 692 First Avenue.  The Board feels that in this case, setbacks of five feet are impractical.

 

TRUSTEE STOUMBAUGH MOVED, TRUSTEE VENTER SECONDED to send a letter to Wendy Wood waiving the common practice of the five feet setback for her permitted storage building at 120 Elm Street.  Voting was as follows:

 

 

 

                YES:                        Sanger, Stoumbaugh, Venter, Fields, Johnson, Lavoie

                NO:                         None

                ABSTAIN:            None

                ABSENT:               Wood

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

TRUSTEE LAVOIE MOVED, TRUSTEE STOUMBAUGH SECONDED to adjourn the meeting.  The motion carried.

 

The regular meeting was adjourned at 7:15 p.m.

 

 

 

______________________________

James F. Johnson, Mayor

 

ATTEST

 

 

 

__________________________

Patti K. Owens, Town Clerk